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PSYCHIATRIST-IN-CHIEF

ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Applications are invited for the position of Chief, Department of Psychiatry at St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto. The anticipated start date is April 1, 2023 or as mutually agreed upon.  This appointment is for a five-year term renewable upon successful review.

St. Michael’s Hospital is a leading academic health science centre, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. St. Michael’s Hospital along with St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Providence Healthcare forms Unity Health Toronto, a network of Catholic Healthcare institutions. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neurosurgery, and care of the homeless are among some of the St. Michael’s recognized areas of expertise.

The Mental Health and Addictions Service at St. Michael’s Hospital provides a range of high quality integrated interprofessional mental health programs with a focus on services to disadvantaged people living with mental illness, addictions and other major life obstacles and contributing to the academic mission of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. These services include a dedicated Mental Health Emergency Services Area in the Emergency Department, a 33-bed inpatient psychiatric unit, and a complement of hospital-based and community mental health and substance use programs to match the needs of the community and to drive innovation and research. Outpatient programs include urgent care services, interdisciplinary programs for mental health and substance use disorders treatment and extensive group programming. The Medical Psychiatry and the Shared Care programs collaborate with medical and surgical disciplines and family medicine, respectively, to deliver embedded mental health care to patients in the clinics where they are already seen. Four specialized case management teams in the Community Mental Health division provide outreach mental health supports for over 400 patients, spanning first episode presentations to geriatric services. Innovative clinical care and research are being spearheaded by the Interventional Psychiatry program, which incorporates digital technologies, psychopharmacology and somatic treatments. The Centre for Depression and Suicide Studies is an active clinical and research program and multiple clinician scientists participate in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, a facility providing infrastructure and connections for research and education. There is a strong tradition in the integration of clinical, teaching and research excellence at St. Michael’s and faculty members are dedicated teachers for medical student and resident learners.

St. Michael’s seeks an outstanding leader with strong clinical, academic, administrative and interpersonal skills who as Chief will enhance the hospital’s quality of care agenda and actively promote academic development in the mental health field.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to faculty development, interprofessional practice and the promotion of partnerships, and will have established a strong academic track record.  He/she will hold a fellowship from the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada, be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario and should be eligible for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor at the University of Toronto.  Estimated remuneration will be commensurate with academic rank, qualifications and experience.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees no later than January 15, 2023 to:

Thomas G. Parker MD, FRCPC, FACC

Executive Vice President, Clinical Programs and Chief Medical Officer

Unity Health Toronto

Email: Thomas.Parker@unityhealth.to

cc: Erin.Walsh@unityhealth.to

The University of Toronto and Unity Health Toronto are strongly committed to diversity within their communities and especially welcome applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

For more information on the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry, please visit http://www.psychiatry.utoronto.ca

Learn more about Unity Health Toronto at: https://unityhealth.to/